GTA Online Alien War: players disappointed by “overhyped” final fight

Published: 16/May/2020 13:20 Updated: 16/May/2020 13:28

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online’s crazy green vs purple Alien war was meant to reach an epic conclusion on May 15, yet, players were left frustrated by fewer people turning up than planned as well as some not bothering to follow the rules. 

For a few weeks, the virtual streets of Los Santos had become a playground for GTA Online players who have pleaded their allegiances in the Alien war. Players had been donning green and purple alien suits, teaming up with friends and random players while fighting the other side.

The player-led story has led to some hilarious moments across GTA Online, however, it couldn’t go on forever. So, the two sides decided to call an end to the bloodshed with one epic final battle centered around Los Santos International Airport.

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The Alien war had been raging for a month inside GTA Online.

While the all-out war was supposed to reach an epic conclusion on Saturday, May 15 at 8 PM EDT (1 AM BST/5 PM PDT/2 AM CET) players were left disappointed after bouncing from lobby to lobby in the hopes of finding a fight.

While many players were able to get involved with a braw of some kind at the airport, it wasn’t exactly the blockbuster finish that everyone had been expecting. 

Some players reported that they were able to have a crazy fight, though, it didn’t exactly carry on the melee weapons-only rule that had been implemented at the start of the craze.

Reddit user InsecureTurdPilot noted that their fight started out as melee-only until players started bringing out the heavy machinery in the form of vehicles with weapons attached. Others complained that with Rockstar giving away the alien suits for free killed part of the hype for the fights.

Now, with this being a player-led event, problems probably should have been expected from the start – especially getting everyone organized across numerous lobbies and platforms. 

What players will decide to do in place of the alien war, however, remains to be seen. Rockstar are rumored to be launching their popular Cops N Crooks mode in the future, and that could lead to even more hijinx.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
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What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.